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Starting Family therapy

What is family therapy?

Family therapy helps families resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships. It is led by qualified mental health professionals like psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) who have extensive training in family dynamics and group communication.

How does family therapy work?

Thriveworks family therapists in Irving, TX usually begin by asking what everyone’s goals are for family counseling. Family members may need help with very specific issues or with general relationship functioning. But there are three main purposes in family counseling: to educate, to counsel, and to strengthen. Thriveworks also offers online family therapy and in-person services, so you may all meet in an office together or join a video call from your home depending on everyone’s location and availability.

What is the most effective family therapy?

The most effective form of Family therapy will often depend on the family itself, as there are many types of family therapy for therapists to use as they see fit in order to best meet the needs of their clients. However, one of the most commonly used types of family therapy is structural family therapy (SFT). SFT focuses specifically on family dynamics and interactions, looking at how they shape the relationships and structure present in the family. It can be effectively used to treat a variety of concerns.

How do I know if my family needs therapy?

This answer often looks different to each family that starts family therapy. However, some signs that your family might need to consider family counseling include frequent fights or misunderstandings, constant tension, experiencing loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, divorce, and blended family issues, among others.

What is included in family therapy?

In family therapy, therapists will often start by asking questions and assessing individual and family dynamics. From there, they may employ therapeutic techniques such as structured family therapy, CBT, strategic family therapy, and more depending on the present concerns and conflicts. From there, a therapist will work to open lines of communication between family members and facilitate emotional healing and growth.

What is the success rate of family therapy?

Family therapy can be incredibly successful, with some studies reporting a success rate of almost 90% for improving participants’ emotional and mental health, and around 66% for improving their physical health.

Is family therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Irving, TX offer both online family therapy and in-person family therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does family therapy last?

Family therapy is usually short term and solution-focused, with most families accomplishing their goals in 12 sessions or fewer. However, it can also last for longer if the probles at hand are more complex — and that’s okay, too.

Need more help deciding?

Family therapy is an important resource for people struggling to work things out with their family. While addressing these issues may involve a certain level of discomfort, it can also have a profound impact on your life in both the short and long term.

If you’re experiencing conflict with family members and are ready to make a change, consider reaching out to our professional family counselors at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Irving, TX.

Should I Go to Therapy for Family Issues?

There is no right or wrong time to seek out family therapy. Every family is different, and what may feel comfortable for you may be unbearable for someone else. When considering family therapy, it can help to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you find yourself having the same arguments over and over again without any real resolution?
  • Do you feel resentful towards your family for something that happened years ago?
  • Are you avoiding family functions because you feel judged or simply can’t get along with other family members?
  • Has your relationship with your children been negatively impacted by a divorce, a major life transition, or a death in the family?
  • Is a physical illness or mental health issue causing difficulties for the rest of the family?

If you are facing difficult issues and would like the insight of a trained professional, you may benefit from the perspective and guidance of our counselors.

People decide to start family therapy for a variety of reasons. These are just a few of the specific issues that prompt people to seek out family therapy:

  • Parenting issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Death in the family
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Big life changes
  • Divorce or separation
  • Long-term grudges or resentments
  • Arguments that don’t resolve
  • Behavioral problems
  • Trauma or abuse

If you find yourself in a tricky family situation and feel “stuck,” speaking to an experienced family counselor can be the first step towards healing. The compassionate mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Irving, TX are here to help.

What Is the Difference Between Family Counseling and Family Therapy?

In terms of processes and function, family counseling and family therapy are essentially the same. The two terms are often used interchangeably.

If there is any difference to account for between the two, it would be the credentialing implied by each term. Though therapists and counselors have very similar functions, their technical titles are different. 

Degrees for therapy and those for counseling are different, which means that the education and qualifications earned in each degree or position are somewhat different, though they both perform the essential function of providing what we know as “therapy.”

Family Therapy: How It Works

No two families are exactly alike. Our family therapists take time to get to know your family and understand your unique dynamics before creating a customized path forward. You’ll be able to talk about your worries and feelings in a safe, confidential environment. Your therapist can help facilitate difficult conversations, mediate conflicts, and heal deep wounds.

Family counseling can help your family get through a difficult period, but it can also teach you long-lasting skills that you can take with you into the future. You may learn how to validate your family members, solve problems more effectively, and communicate in a nonjudgmental manner. Step by step, you can build stronger bonds with your loved ones and develop more meaningful relationships.

Is There Family Therapy Near Me? Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Irving, TX

If your family is facing some level of disharmony or struggle, our family counselors at Thriveworks in Irving, TX are here to help. We offer in-person or virtual appointments so you can better fit family therapy sessions into everyone’s schedule.

We also offer day and evening hours during the week and on weekends. If you want to improve communication and strengthen your family relationships, experienced counselors are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Irving, TX.

Schedule an appointment today at (972) 573-9978.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Irving therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Christus Health Plan Exchange

  • Christus Health Plan Medicare Advantage

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Irving, TX is off of the corner of Royal Lane and MacArthur Blvd. We are located near In-N-Out Burger and Wingstop. We share an office with Z Diagnostics, and Las Colinas Dental, among other businesses.

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(972) 573-9978

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